Music in the Mountains announces auditions for Festival Chorale

Music in the Mountains announced today that conductor Ryan Murray will hold auditions for experienced singers interested in joining the Festival Chorale. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 5 at Peace Lutheran Church (828 West Main Street) in Grass Valley between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Interested singers should be able to read music […]

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New Wine Country Road Trip Video previews September California Wine Month

Wine Institute has launched a new California Wines Road Trip video here that is a virtual tour of California’s scenic wine regions and iconic landmarks inspiring viewers to take advantage of dozens of special events, activities and offers that celebrate California Wine Month in September. Consumer tastings in Los Angeles on Thursday, Sept. 6 and […]

Elly Nominees include a myriad of Foothill theater groups

Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), LeGacy Productions, Sierra Stages, Nevada County Performing Arts Guild, Paul Emery Presents and Ewing Ventures all are nominees in this year’s Elly Awards, honoring regional theater in the region. It is a testament to the growing quality of community theater in our region, as we’ve reported before. Nominees […]

Local wine and food tasting at BriarPatch on August 19

As part of its Discover Local! celebration this August, BriarPatch Co-op will be hosting a Food and Wine Tasting Party. The event will be held on Sunday, August 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Good Food Gallery eating area in BriarPatch. Local wines, which will include Montoliva Vineyard and Winery, Coufos Cellars, Double […]

New ice skating rink sponsorships for downtown Grass Valley

With temperatures climbing into the triple digits this week, a whirl around the ice rink in downtown Grass Valley sounds wonderful. “Seize your opportunity to have the most spectacular attraction in Nevada County,” according to the Grass Valley Downtown Association’s new flyer. “There are three options available to help us provide this winter spectacular and […]

United Way of Nevada County’s 6th Annual BBQ Battle is August 23

United Way of Nevada County’s 6th Annual BBQ Battle will be August 23rd! Registering teams now! 
Join the fun! Registration of teams for the United Way of Nevada County 6th Annual BBQ Battle is happening now! The BBQ teams will be competing for the title of “best griller in Nevada County”. There will be two […]

Lake Tahoe Music Festival to continue educational programs

We received this email: Dear Friends of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, It is with great pleasure that we announce the rescission of our decision to close the doors of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival. With an out-pouring of community support for continuing classical and education programs, the Board has elected to focus on re-instating […]

Dinner Bell Farm Tour sponsored by BriarPatch on August 12

As part of the Discover Local! program that celebrates Nevada County’s local food system, BriarPatch is sponsoring a farm tour at Dinner Bell Farm in Chicago Park on Sunday, August 12, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Admission is free, and refreshments including coffee, tea, and BriarPatch baked goods will be available. “The owners of Dinner […]

Farmers markets grow by 9.6 percent; California leads nation

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced a 9.6 percent increase in National Farmers Market Directory listings as the kickoff to National Farmer’s Market Week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s directory, a database published online at, identifies 7,864 farmers markets operating throughout the United States. The information collected in the directory is self-reported data […]

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